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|Families, community members celebrate Veterans DayNovember 20th 2014
Members of the Fallbrook High Marching Warriors perform in the Veterans Day parade on Nov. 11.
“This is My Country” is performed by the Fallbrook Chorale in the Village Square on Veterans Day.
Guest speaker Major General Anthony L. Jackson, USMC (Ret) talks about his 36 years of service with the USMC during the Veterans Day program at the Village Square. He and his wife are Fallbrook residents.
Ethan Stigen, 20 months, waives a flag during the Veteran’s Day parade.
Tegan, a Corgi, is dressed in her patriotic shirt and anxious for the parade to begin.
Students from St. Peter the Apostle School say “thank you” to all of the men and women who have served America.
Members of the Camp Pendleton Daisy Girl Scouts, Troop 124, relax after their walk in the parade.
Ezekiel, left, and Henry McDonald practice waving their flags as they wait for the parade to begin.
John and Lisa Plechner are proud parents of daughter Liana, a FHS 2011 graduate currently serving in the US Air Force. John’s grandfather and Liana’s great-grandfather is John Quier, a Pearl Harbor survivor and the Grand Marshal of the parade.
Colors were carried by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1924 Color Guard. They are followed by Camp Pendleton Marines. The flags carried by the Marines were placed in holders all along Main Street.
Thanksgiving 5K Walk/Run helps fight hungerNovember 20th 2014
Jean Dooley, left, lead organizer of the Fallbrook Food Pantry’s annual Thanksgiving 5K Walk/Run held on Sat., Nov. 15 stands with Miss Fallbrook second princess Halee Olsen, center, and Sarah Engebretson, first princess, at the event. Dooley was recognized with a round of applause from the 250 participants who also sang “Happy Birthday” since she was celebrating her birthday that day too.
Crowds line up to register for the Fallbrook Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving 5K Walk/Run in the pantry parking lot on Nov. 15. The walkers and runners followed a route up Main Ave into north Fallbrook and back to the food pantry.
Meg Long-Eastman, left, admires the event t-shirt held by her friend, Ronna Kivisto at the Fallbrook Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving 5K Walk/Run.
Kara Mings, in green shirt, signs up participants for the Thanksgiving 5K Walk/Run at the Fallbrook Food Pantry. Approximately 250 individuals participated in the fundraising event.
Miss Fallbrook second princess Halee Olsen provides vocal entertainment during the Fallbrook Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving 5K Walk/Run during the signup period at the food pantry on Nov. 15.
Participants in the Fallbrook Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving 5K Walk/Run on Nov.15 watch photographers who were on the roof of a building as they wait for the start of the event.
Young Milton, president of the Fallbrook Food Pantry, addresses the large crowd that participated in and supported the Fallbrook Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving 5K Walk/Run on Nov. 15.
Jean Dooley, organizer of the Fallbrook Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving 5K Walk/Run expresses her appreciation to the events sponsors just before the participants began their walk/run on Main Ave. That day was also Dooley’s birthday and she was serenaded by the crowd singing “Happy Birthday.”
A group of women runners are among the first to begin the Fallbrook Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving 5K Walk/Run on Nov. 15. The route for the walk/run was from the food pantry’s location on S. Mission along Main Ave. to the north end of Main and back.
A mass of walkers starts out on the Fallbrook Food Pantry Thanksgiving 5K Walk/Run on Nov. 15
Fallbrook 4-H now teaches the art of beekeepingNovember 20th 2014
William Pearson, 9, holds a beehive frame during the first Fallbrook 4-H beekeeping class on Nov. 10.
Beeswax honeycombs are on display during Fallbrook 4-H first beekeeping class on Nov. 10.
Beekeeping expert and Fallbrook 4-H beekeeping instructor Jeremy Pearson begins teaching 4-H students the basics of beekeeping, recalling a time when he was hit by a swarm of bees before he knew anything about them. The incident led to Pearson’s interest in bees and learning the craft of beekeeping.
Fallbrook 4-H beekeeping instructor Jeremy Pearson, left, explains beekeeping basics to Fallbrook 4H students.
Grace Bresnahan, 9, gets a close look at a honeycomb built by worker bees inside a nucleus box which is smaller than a normal beehive.
Fallbrook 4-H instructor Jeremy Pearson explains the usage of the smoker which calms bees defensive response – aiding the beekeeper when opening the hive to work in.
Fallbrook 4-H beekeeping instructor Jeremy Pearson, wearing a bee handling hat, explains the different types and the importance of protective beekeeping clothing.
Fallbrook 4-H beekeeping student Lindley Mason, 16, tries on a pair of bee handling gloves during the Fallbrook 4-H first beekeeping class on Nov. 10.
Winners of Fallbrook Scarecrow competition announcedNovember 14th 2014
Fallbrook Fertilizer wins ‘Best of Show’ in the Adult division for “The Headless Horseman and the ghost of Sleepy Hollow.” Pictured from left are designers Matt East and Sarah Cowgill, with Scarecrow Days major sponsor Juanita Hayes, right, of San Diego Gas & Electric.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of North County wins ‘Best of Show’ in the Youth category for their scarecrow, a look-alike of “Pops” from Cartoon Network’s “Regular Show.” Pictured from left are, Yuliana Garcia, Samantha Aguirre, Alex Esquivil, DJ Ortiz, Daniel Mendez, Gisselle Manjarrez, Jasmine Castro, Maricruz Flores, Rebecca Leon; and back row from left, Justin Rowe, and Brianna Vega.
Fallbrook Library receives first place ‘People’s Choice’ with “Crowing at the Library.” Scarecrow Days major sponsor Juanita Hayes, left, of San Diego Gas & Electric, is pictured with designers Cynthia Thompson and Alina Rowe, who were assisted by many students.
Fallbrook Garden Club’s creation of “Sedum Sally,” which was on display at the Garden Center Cafe, is runner-up for ‘Best of Show’ in the Adult category.
The ‘People’s Choice’ award in the Youth category goes to Potter Jr. High School for the pair of “scarecrow” students created that were displayed at the Village Square at Main and Alvarado.
“Old Worlde Lace,” designed by Marsha Nelson and displayed at Mostly Windows, earned an honorable mention.
“Gordon” the dog earned an honorable mention. Built by the Friends of the Fallbrook Community Center, it was on display in front of Murphy & Murphy So Cal Realty.
The Griener Family earned an honorable mention for their four-scarecrow display with the sign “Welcome to the Friendly Village,” which was on display on Alvarado St. approaching Live Oak Rd.
Designed by Laurie Nixon, this scarecrow, which earned an honorable mention, was on display in front of Hair Lounge.
‘Chocolate for Your Soul’ tea, auction raises funds for Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource CenterNovember 14th 2014
Ginny Breier visits the auction tables at the ‘Chocolate for Your Soul’ fundraising event on Oct. 18.
Terri Corbett, left, and Jessica McDonald relax at Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens during the fundraising tea and auction held Oct. 18 by the Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center.
Harper Barclay, center, is the youngest guest at the Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center’s ‘Chocolate for Your Soul’ fundraiser, brought by her Grandma, Tammy Raifsnider, left, to Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens & Nursery for the event on Sat., Oct. 18.
Sheri Rose Shepherd encourages ladies at the successful ‘Chocolate for Your Soul’ fundraiser for the Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center to “allow God to empower and sustain them” on Oct. 18 at Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens & Nursery.
Deane Woodward enjoys time with other guests at her table during the Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center’s auction and tea, catered by Café Bloom at Myrtle Creek.
Jewelry and candles are some of the offerings at the Oct. 18 tea and auction which raised funds for the programs offered at the Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center.
Alumni hold annual Picnic in the ParkNovember 6th 2014
Dessert for the picnic is a cake created by the bakers of Major Market, with the saying “Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior!”
Fallbrook alumna Patti Collins Krubsack (1967) puts one of her raffle tickets into the bag of a prize she wants as Barb Lumby McKenzie takes a look at the other prizes.
Fallbrook alumni attending the picnic include Jay Johnson (1956), left, and Joyce Mahr Johnson (1957).
Alumna Carol Monroe (1959), front left, makes her way through the food line as students from the FHS ag department and ag teacher Scott Duffin, front right, serve a tri-tip lunch.
Member of the class of 1956 Sharwin Wade is the lucky winner of a gift basket in the raffle.
At the Fallbrook High School Alumni Picnic on Oct. 19, Randy Phillips holds a box of avocados he won in the raffle.
Class of 1945 alumni Jessie Lincoln Lee, front right, and Bob Phillips wait for ticket numbers to be called in the raffle which featured prizes donated by local stores.
Kerith Stiles Graeber (1964), left, presents a prize to fellow alumni Dave Alexander (1963).
Enjoying a day at the park are Dode Martin (1943), front left, Margaret Story Edmondson (1961), front right, and behind them, Bob Bosley (1960). The picnic was hosted by the Fallbrook Alumni Association.
Fallbrook alumni Linda Gibson Novak (1957), left, and Nancy Casteel Knox (1962) pose for a picture during the alumni picnic at Live Oak Park.
Veterans Day a time for appreciation; Fallbrook Street students receive gift of flag from military pen palNovember 6th 2014
Fifth grade student Mitchell Baker speaks to fellow students and staff Monday, Nov. 3 during a leadership rally and Veterans Day tribute at Fallbrook Street School (FSS). Baker is flanked by members of the Bellamy Family (Travis, Sue, Owen and Ryan) and FSS Principal Stephenie Martinez. Capt. Albert Bellamy, U.S. Marine Corps was a pen pal to Baker’s class last year and sent an American flag to the school that had flown over headquarters of Regional Command and Marine Expeditionary Brigade Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom XIV. Bellamy, stationed at Camp Pendleton, will be home by Veterans Day after serving 15 months in Afghanistan.
This group photo is of Fallbrook Street School students who have one or more parent serving in the military currently.
Fifth grade students celebrate Veterans Day by reading, in unison, from posters prepared in advance to honor those in the military.
The family of Capt. Albert Bellamy, U.S. Marine Corps, from left, Ryan Bellamy, Travis Bellamy, Sue Bellamy, Fallbrook Street School Principal Stephenie Martinez, Owen Bellamy and his best friend, Mitchell Baker, participate in a flag presentation event to honor Veterans Day at the school on Nov. 3.
Daniella Maldonado sings “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Nov. 3 Fallbrook Street School event in honor of Veterans Day.
Owen Bellamy (kneeling, center) pins a “My Parent My Hero” button on another student whose parent or parents are serving in the military. All students of active military families were recognized at the event.
Tricks and treats found at Safe HalloweenNovember 6th 2014
At the Fallbrook Community Center’s Safe Halloween event Oct. 31, from left, Diego Lasley, dressed as “The Joker,” uses a catapult to launch mini marshmallows at a target at the “Engineering for Kids” activity table while Matthew Winans, dressed as a ninja, watches and hopes that his just-launched mini marshmallow will hit the target.
Winner! Vampire Jaylee Ovalle tosses a pumpkin through a pumpkin’s mouth at the Kiwanis activity table at the Safe Halloween event Oct. 31 and wins a treat.
Rafael Raymundo helps out at the Kiwanis activity table at the Safe Halloween event. Rafael is a member of the Kiwanis Builders Club at Potter Jr. High.
“Name that Ttune” – Emily Zook, a local piano instructor dressed as “Minnie Mouse,” plays the piano so the kids can guess the name of a song and win a treat.
So many choices, Ashley Jessop, dressed as “Minnie Mouse,” tries to decide what she wants to play with next at the Fallbrook Community Center.
Kiera and father Mark Velarde bring their pup, Count Cupcake, all dressed up for an evening of fun, to Safe Halloween at the community center.
Nathan and Carrie Vandersloot, with their son, Liam, one and a half years old, are ready to go trick or treating at Safe Halloween.
Jacob Liebes, dressed as a baby chick, is ready to hit the ball past the goal markers and earn a treat at the Safe Halloween event on Oct. 31.
Professor Beeker adds to the fun at the “Engineering for Kids” activity table, one of the activity areas at this year’s Safe Halloween event.
Supporting seniors at charitable ‘Dinner with the Docs’November 6th 2014
Representatives from Temecula Valley Hospital support the Foundation for Senior Care’s ninth annual ‘Dinner with the Docs’ fundraiser on Oct. 25 at the Grand Tradition, from left, Marcia Jackson, director, business development; Sherry Miller, director, medical staff services; Neil Colica, chief nursing officer; and Sharon Colica, DPM.
Harmik Carapetian, accompanied by his wife, Leslie, places a bid in the silent auction during the ninth annual ‘Dinner with the Docs’ fundraiser for the Foundation for Senior Care at the Grand Tradition on Oct. 25.
San Diego County Supervisor (District 5), Bill Horn, left, chats with Donna and Al Gebhart at the Oct. 25 ‘Dinner with the Docs’ fundraiser.
Lauren Reynolds, retired San Diego 10News reporter and president of At Home Nursing Care Inc., serves as the emcee of the ninth annual ‘Dinner with the Docs’ fundraiser for the Foundation for Senior Care..
Dr. Mary Ramsden of Fallbrook Family Chiropractic, left, visits with psychologist Dr. Kathy O’Fallon during the Foundation for Senior Care event designed to raise funds to help local seniors.
Bob Franz, president of the Foundation for Senior Care, speaks to supporters of the organizations’ ‘Dinner with the Docs’ fundraising event on Oct. 25 at the Grand Tradition.
Newcomers celebrate fall at Oktoberfest PartyOctober 30th 2014
Newcomers president Tina Willard and her husband, Scott, enjoy the group’s German-themed Fall Gathering.
Oktoberfest attendees include, seated front to back on the left, Harmik Carapetian, Jackie Nolff and Steve Nolff; seated front to back on the right, Leslie Carapetian, Sharon Mann and Gary Mann; standing in back from left, Tina Willard, Scott Willard and Al Downs.
Brooke Flynn and Mary Sullivan wear German attire for the Newcomers’ Oktoberfest event.
Linda Patterson exhibits her skills playing the accordion for the Newcomers club at their Fall Gathering.
The Newcomers’ German buffet offers plenty of choices, catered by Tip Top Meats.
High school students produce creative scarecrowsOctober 30th 2014
Depicting Day of the Dead celebrants at La Caseta are scarecrows made by FHS students; the female by Jennifer Smidt, Rachel Ricks, Lexi Gibson, Matthew May, Alexa Sykes and Graciela Mina, and the male by Jose De La Rosa Nova, Diana Macias, Manuel Monreal, Maria Rodriguez, and Katelyn Miller.
The Jewelry Connection displays a clown scarecrow created by students Deivis Garrafa, Ismael Cortes, Angel Cortes, William Diaz, and Mario Gonzalez.
This scarecrow at Expresso Coffee Lounge is the work of FHS students Lovelynn Magalued,Cindy Acosta, Rosa Rodriguez, James Romo, Denise Mondragon, and Lola Lopez.